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Governor Branstad signs 16 bills into law

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Governor Branstad signed 16 bills into law Friday, including a bill to overhaul mental health and disability care across the state.  He signed that bill at the Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center in Waterloo.  It's designed to make mental health services more consistent across the state.

He also signed these bills:  

House File 609: An Act relating to trusts and estates including the administration of small estates, and certain state inheritance tax provisions, and including applicability provisions.

House File 2335: An Act relating to appropriations to the justice system, and providing effective dates.

House File 2338: An Act relating to appropriations to the judicial branch.

House File 2460: An Act relating to Iowa's urban renewal law and incremental taxes by modifying provisions relating to divisions of revenue, modifying provisions relating to the approval of urban renewal plans and projects and approval of the use of certain local sales and services tax revenue, requiring certain reporting and auditing, and including applicability provisions.

House File 2466: An Act relating to veterans by making appropriations to the Commission of Veterans Affairs for the provision of veterans services and by providing certain sales tax exemptions to qualified organizations representing veterans, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

House File 2470: An Act providing for sales and use taxes collected on farm machinery and equipment.

House File 2473: An Act relating to economic development and the use of funds by establishing programs and funds, affecting programs, tax incentives, and project completion and other assistance administered by the Economic Development Authority, by replacing references to the Economic Development Fund and Financial Assistance Program, and by providing spending authority, by providing for properly related matters, and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

Senate File 466: An Act relating to residential contractors and providing a penalty and including applicability provisions.

Senate File 2237: An Act relating to social and charitable gambling concerning allowable prizes at annual game nights conducted by religious organizations and concerning the frequency of reporting and distribution of proceeds requirements for certain qualified organizations licensed to conduct social and charitable gambling.

Senate File 2283: An Act relating to various recreation and conservation activities under the purview of the Department of Natural Resources, providing for repeals, making penalties applicable, and including effective date provisions.

Senate File 2284: An Act relating to programs and activities under the purview of the Department of Education, the State Board of Education, the Board of Educational Examiners, the State Board of Regents, school districts, and accredited nonpublic schools, and including effective date provisions.

Senate File 2313: An Act relating to appropriations to certain state departments, agencies, funds, and certain other entities, providing for regulatory authority, and other properly related matters and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions.

Senate File 2321: An Act relating to the funding of, the operation of, and appropriation of moneys to the College Student Aid Commission, the Department of the Blind, the Department of Education, and the State Board of Regents, and providing effective date provisions.

Senate File 2342: An Act relating to state taxation by providing specified tax credits for the construction and installation of solar energy systems and geothermal heat pumps, modifying sales and use tax provisions related to property purchased for resale, and creating a sales tax exemption for certain items purchased for use in providing vehicle wash and wax services and including effective date and retroactive and other applicability provisions.

Senate File 2343: An Act making changes to the controlled substance schedules, applying penalties, and including effective date provisions.

 

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